Thursday, November 12, 2009

My little Gentleman

Just last night at the dinner table, we heard Jake mention that he had a girlfriend. He told us "I like Brynn, she is my girlfriend" and that was it. This morning when I dropped him off at preschool, I saw a very cute little girl waiting at the door. "Hi, Jake..." she said kind of sing songy and very apparent that she liked him. "hey Brynn" Jake replies with an upwards nod of his head as if to say "...'sup", he then walked past her. I got a kick out of this, and decided to share it with Brynn's mom after preschool. Brynn's mom informed me that they hear all about Jake at their house, and that just last week she saw him put away her backpack and jacket for her. Apparently he told her "Brynn is my girlfriend". How sweet! I just love that even at 4 he already knows that the best way to show someone you care about them is to treat them well. My little guy is such a gentleman!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My new enemies

Since the day Colby and I moved into our house, we have hoped that someday we would have neighbors. Our area of the subdivision is a little sparse on homes, until now. Last week we had neighbors move right next door! They are super nice, have a little girl who is almost 2. We should be so excited right? Well, it turns out that they also have 2 basset hounds a male and a female (don't know their names). If you have ever lived near a basset hound you might be able to guess why I despise them. They bark ALL the time. They bark at me, they bark at the grass, they bark at the rabbits in the field behind us....they even bark when the wind gusts. I have a dog who is half beagle/half cocker. He doesn't bark this much, hell, he doesn't even bark at them barking. Bo just looks at them, then lays down with his back to them ,in his cozy spot in the grass. It's as if he is saying to them "you youngsters are to obnoxious, I'm going to sleep".
I myself have resorted to the water hose. I give them two yells of "SHUT UP" then I break out the hose and douse them with water. This shuts them up and makes me feel victorious over such inferior animals. Oh, and yes, I do know how childish this sounds....don't care.